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Labour Parliamentary Candidates speak out on Lotus job losses

Labour Parliamentary Candidates speak out on Lotus job losses

0 on September 19, 2014, 4:38 pm

Deborah Sacks, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for South Norfolk and Harry Clarke, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Norfolk have issued a statement about the recently announced job losses at Lotus Cars “Like many, we are sad, but not totally surprised, to hear that over 300 jobs at Lotus Cars are at risk. This is a company that has a highly specialized […]

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Breckland Home Watch Message for 18th September

0 on September 19, 2014, 11:15 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Where has the summer gone? The evenings are already drawing in and darkness appears sooner than ever. Unfortunately, one or two local youths have started to use the cloak of darkness for their high jinks – we have received a few complaints regarding fruit being thrown at windows and conservatories causing […]

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The Pied Piper

Escape the Rat Race for an enchanted afternoon with the Norwich Puppet Theatre

0 on September 19, 2014, 9:38 am

The world renowned Norwich Puppet Theatre adds its special sprinkle of magic to this beautifully re-imaged adaptation of the classic fairytale ‘The Pied Piper’ at Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 12th October, supported by Creative Arts East. Combining a perfectly tuned blend of puppetry, music and storytelling by one irrepressible performer, armed with a host of characters, the whole village […]

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Plant a tree or sponsor a bench in memory of your loved ones during Legacy Awareness Week

Plant a tree or sponsor a bench in memory of your loved ones during Legacy Awareness Week

0 on September 18, 2014, 10:13 am

Legacy Awareness Week continues at World Horse Welfare – it’s the perfect time to remember your loved ones, whether it’s a family member, a dear friend or a cherished pet. At World Horse Welfare’s Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton you can choose to sponsor one of the beautiful trees that provide protection and shelter for horses recovering […]

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Better Broadband for Breckland gets £2m boost

Better Broadband for Breckland gets £2m boost

0 on September 18, 2014, 6:39 am

Almost £2m will now be invested in improving broadband connectivity for thousands of homes and businesses across Breckland thanks to the funding commitment from Breckland Council. In July, Breckland’s councillors agreed for up to £950,000 of match-funding to be made available to help people and businesses across the district access superfast broadband. It has now been confirmed that the full […]

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Latest Breckland Planning Application List

Latest Breckland Planning Application List

0 on September 18, 2014, 6:36 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 9th September 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Norfolk joins the social media surgery movement

Norfolk joins the social media surgery movement

0 on September 17, 2014, 9:58 am

People who want to learn how to use social media to help their community, club or not-for-profit organisation are being given the chance to get free help and advice at the first Norfolk Social Media Surgery later this month. We spoke with Susie on the phone to find out more about the idea . . .   Social media surgeries […]

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Help champion the Fine City and become a Norwich Ambassador

Help champion the Fine City and become a Norwich Ambassador

0 on September 17, 2014, 8:35 am

Norwich Skyline By Andrew Hurley (Flickr: Norwich Skyline) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), in conjunction with VisitNorwich, are looking for people that are passionate about Norwich and its cultural heritage to join the Norwich Ambassadors Scheme and help spread the word about our fine city. The Norwich Ambassador Scheme is designed for any frontline […]

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New service provides round-the-clock support for Norfolk families in need

0 on September 17, 2014, 7:17 am

A new service has been launched this week, aiming to support families in crisis and help them to stay together. Norfolk County Council has launched a pilot out-of-hours and outreach service that gives parents advice and support around the clock. The service, which is being staffed by residential social workers, will mean staff can respond immediately to families in need, […]

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New fund supports young people to become carbon reduction mentors

0 on September 15, 2014, 3:41 pm

Young energy savers are set to benefit from a new Carbon Reduction Mentor Fund, giving them a chance to act as energy consultants in their local community. Launched by Norfolk County Council, the fund will pay young people to help Norfolk’s schools reduce their energy consumption. The fund will support young people who have already shown a commitment to energy […]

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Wide-ranging changes to homecare provision in Norfolk proposed

0 on September 15, 2014, 3:34 pm

The way homecare is provided in Norfolk requires ‘fundamental revision’ in order to respond to growing demand, the need for better integration with health services and to provide better conditions for care workers, a committee will hear next week. In Norfolk, up to £50 million is invested each year providing support for up to 5,500 vulnerable people in their own […]

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Business Grant available for Breckland Business Start Ups

0 on September 15, 2014, 11:47 am

Anyone looking to start a business in Breckland is being encouraged to apply for grant which could potentially provide funding of up to £250 towards their eligible expenditure. The grant, part of the Enterprise Norfolk business support programme, is being organised by Nwes in partnership with Breckland Council and is part of a package of support which includes free 1-2-1 […]

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The search is on: missing millions urged to get ‘pumped up’ for Know Your Numbers! week

The search is on: missing millions urged to get ‘pumped up’ for Know Your Numbers! week

1 on September 15, 2014, 10:33 am

Eight million people in the UK unaware they are at risk of a stroke or heart attack because of their blood pressure People from across the East Anglia region are being urged to stop by at local ‘Pressure Stations’ during the week of 15 September to have a free blood pressure check. Total Health Pharmacy in Watton is one of […]

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Green Britain Centre orchard

Audio: Apple Day – Green Britain Centre, Swaffham

1 on September 13, 2014, 9:14 pm

On Saturday the 13th September 2014, an Apple and Orchard fun day was held at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham.  It was a well attended event with the theme based on Apples! There were a variety of demonstrations on how to identify, cook with, manage orchards and make juice from the apples.  in addition there were a variety of […]

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Millennium Library ceremony to reward young readers for completing a reading challenge

Millennium Library ceremony to reward young readers for completing a reading challenge

1 on September 13, 2014, 8:46 am

Thousands of Norfolk’s young people have taken to the Summer Reading Challenge this summer, and many of them will receive their award at a ceremony next week. The prize-giving event at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library will reward children who have read six or more books during the summer holidays with medals and certificates on Tuesday 16 September at 4-5:30pm. […]

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